Port Melbourne's iconic Rose Diner for sale

Bay Street's iconic Rose Diner (previously the Rose Hotel) has been listed for sale through Melbourne Hotel agents Connolly Hospitality.

The Rose Diner sits prominently at the heart of Bay Street in Port Melbourne. It's impressive open plan dining room and bar enjoys plenty of natural light and looks out to the hotel's footpath seating/dining area and the bustling street beyond.

'Little Rose' (the hotel's café) fronts Heath Street and generates an additional substantial income – as does 'Cherry Rose' (the hotel's upstairs function facilities) which has its own commercial kitchen, bar, balcony/smoking area and private dining room.

The popular hotel has been offered for sale as a leasehold business, with potential buyers asked to express their interest by Tuesday 30 September 2014.

Listing agent Pat Connolly of Connolly Hospitality said: "We expect a lot of interest in the Rose Diner. It's built a reputation as one of the area's favourite pubs in recent years."

Other recent pub sales facilitated by the agency include the Marquis of Lorne Hotel Fitzroy, The Max Hotel Prahran, The Cherry Tree Hotel Richmond, The Railway Hotel South Melbourne, The Wayside Inn South Melbourne and Barkers Hotel Hawthorn.